Rosie Kay – 5 Soldiers by K2CO

Creative Quarter Over the Water

5 SOLDIERS is the award-wining show, created by Rosie Kay which has toured the world since its original creation in 2010. A thrilling and humane portrait of army life telling the stories of four men and one woman serving on the front line. Intensely physical and powerfully athletic, this one-hour show goes through the training, the boredom, the deep bonds and relationships between the soldiers, and the shock of warfare.

In 2008, choreographer Rosie Kay joined the 4th Battalion The Rifles, to watch and participate in full battle exercises, and visited the Defense and National Rehabilitation Centre for our Armed Forces. What came of these observations is this award-winning, five-star work.

Deeply realistic, stark, bold and thrilling, 5 SOLDIERS questions what it is that we ask of professional soldiers and explores how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century.